Decimating Paris-based sludge/hardcore outfit, COWARDS, have completed the final stages of preparation on their second full-length helping of callous and remorseless hymns of self and communal destruction, and is now ready to contaminate the planet with Rise To Infamy this Winter.
Parisian quintet, COWARDS, has become an unrelenting force since their inception in 2012, imposing their ruthless blend of metallic hardcore and sludge through several vinyl releases to date, and having crushed live audiences all across Europe. Having only grown stronger with every step of their brutal journey so far, the band will now unload their second album, Rise To Infamy. These ten tracks stand up as their most cohesive work, brutally combining the heritage of Holy Terror/H8000 inspired-hardcore with devastating sludge and black metal savagery. Carrying a deep, oppressive urban coldness behind their spectacularly crushing wall of sound, the level of aggression spilled on Rise To Infamy is difficult to endure. Everything has been managed to inflict maximum aural damage; once again recorded by Francis Caste at Sainte Marthe Studio (Arkhon Infaustus, Eibon, Kickback) as with their previous output, the band’s monstrous tones sounds colder and more massive than ever. This is nothing but a monument of down-to-earth, unvarnished violence, punishing from start to finish.
COWARDS has now slated Rise To Infamy for 12” LP and digipak release on February 9th, with Throatruiner Records & RVINS Records producing the vinyl version and Deadlight Entertainment handling the CD. Stand by for samples of the album, preorder links, and extensive tour actions as COWARDS takes these distraught anthems on the road, leaving audiences appropriately categorized as victims.
Secret Handshake Recordings recently reissued COWARDS’ out-of-print Shooting Blanks & Pills debut LP, originally released on Throatruiner in 2012, now available in North America on CD and both clear and black 12” vinyl. Place orders now at THIS LOCATION. Also stream and download Shooting Blanks & Pills as well as the band’s Hoarder EP via Bandcamp